Journal article

What is the impact of removing performance-based financial incentives on community health worker motivation? A qualitative study from an infant and young child feeding program in Bangladesh (Glenn J., 2021. BMC Health Services Research)

23 Sep 21
Topic(s): Research
Location: Bangladesh
Language(s): English
Audience: Policy makers and legislators, Program designers and implementers

This study reveals that removing performance-based financial incentives from community health worker programs can negatively affect CHW motivation,  suggesting that program decision makers should consider how to sustain such compensation after original funding ceases. Results suggested that the removal of incentives affected CHWs’ desire and motivation to work, which reduced visits and quality of care, as well as created household income challenges, which led to the substitution of other income-generating activities and CHW attrition.